We're thinking of a cruise in the Mediterranean next Autumn on RC ship...

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  1. Loislane801

    Loislane801 New Member

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    ...'Brilliance of the seas'..... from Barcelona stopping at Villefranche, Florence, Rome, Mykonas, Kusudasi, Athens, Santorini and Naples.































    Has anyone been on this cruise before?















    What's the age group like - is it mixed?















    Any tips/info?
  2. dave p

    dave p New Member

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    went on similar cruise around med















    wont go again just not my idea of holiday















    make sure you take travel sickness pills you may need them or get injection from ship doctor straight away
  3. proud walker

    proud walker New Member

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    I would ask your question on www.holidaytruths.co.uk for more information. We've visited those ports, except Rome, and they're great, although you can find advice about getting to Rome on HT as it's quite a long way from the port. As for RCI ships, we've been on the Navigator of the Seas and there was a real mixed bunch, all ages. I'm certain you'll have a fantastic time.
  4. bettachris

    bettachris New Member

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    first week in july i went on a similar RC.































    I went on voyager of the seas, and we went on a 7 day medcruise, villefranche, florence, rome, naples, and sicily.































    if this is your first med cruise, as it was for us(we have always cruised the caribbean) it was alot different. The tours were long so it was wierd getting back right for dinner, and having a few hours then going to sleep, and waking up early for the tour the next day.































    It was weird as we docked everyday with no days off until the last day, we woke up very early as the tours start early, and then getting back late.































    so it was alot different from caribbean style cruising. If you went on a med cruise before then you know what im talking about.































    On my cruise, there was a good mix. Not alot of young kids like in the caribbean but there was a good mix of adults and teens.































    The best thing i can tell you is watch out for your stuff in italy. On my tours, at least 5 people got picked pocketed. Bring a god digi camera. Theres alot of nice picture spots and plenty of history. Also go to bed early as it is physically draining, but dont forget that one late night of fun, try and put that off until the last day.































    And finally, enjoy yourself. UNfort we had an intersiting experience. As we left port late as when we went, one large group of people were late due to the london bombing. So we waited at port for a long time.































    Also comming back, our air france flight was late getting into paris, and the paris airport is MASSIVE, so we couldnt make our connector to new york. But it was ok, as there were alot of people with us. They put us up in the worest hotel in the world. But it did give us a chance to go to paris and look at the sites and meet people. (trying to find someone who spoke english was alittle hard)































    So traveling was alittle difficult. But the cruise itself was nice, you only really need to do a med cruise once, as you will see alot, but it was a good one. Remember the first and most important thing to do is enjoy yourself.















































    Edit: i dont want to scare u but the week b4 my cruise went brilliance of the seas had a illness problem, stomach virus was passed around. Im sure it is fine now, but they really made sure voyager was clean, with cleaning stations verywere.































    Again i dont want to scare you but wash your hands often.
  5. Tivogal

    Tivogal New Member

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    go to cruisecritic.com















    and cruiseclues.com















    you will find more information about the ship, the ports, packing information. have a good cruise.